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Puget Spice® crab apple tree

Malus domestica 'Puget Spice'

Puget Spice
Puget Spice is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Pollination group: 3
An unusual crab-apple, related to two mainstream apples, and best considered a bittersharp cider apple.

Puget Spice crab apple trees for sale

  • 1Small 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.11 rootstock
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  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.969 rootstock
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Puget Spice is considered a crab-apple because of the fruit size, but its parentage is mainstream apples. Strangely, it is far more akin to hard cider apples, and its tannin levels would classify it as a bittersharp.


Puget Spice was developed at Washington State University, from two mainstream apples - Alkmene and Prima.

Puget Spice characteristics

  • Pollination group3
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonMid
  • UsesCulinaryJuiceHard cider
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Juice styleBittersharp (cider)
  • ScabVery resistant
  • MildewVery resistant
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)